Eighth-Grade Students Use Math Skills To Create Tiny Homes
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Eighth-Grade Students Use Math Skills To Create Tiny Homes

For the culmination of their Real Numbers MYP unit, 8th-grade math students took a trip to the STEAM Lab for a collaboration that included building tiny houses. 

"During our unit we discovered and discussed what Real Numbers are and how Real Numbers are used to solve problems," 8th Grade Math teacher Michelle Locastro shared. "Students were tasked with designing a tiny house. Students had to draw blueprints of their model, including doors, windows, kitchen, bathrooms, bedroom, seating area, etc. All the specifics of a real tiny house."

The students' total square footage had to be between 400 and 800 square feet while incorporating an environmentally friendly feature as part of their design, such as solar panels, a recycle bin, and a composting toilet. 

The math students centered their projects on orientation in space in time and globalization and sustainability, focusing on personal histories, relationships between, and the interconnectedness of, individuals and civilizations from local and global perspectives.

"The project offered a fun and engaging way for students to incorporate their math skills through a hands-on exercise," Locastro said. "They loved the project!"

To see more pics of their project, visit our Facebook page.

Posted by Shayne Dotson at 09:00